August 29 was my last day of my previous job. So, I’ve essentially been a full-time financial coach for one month now. I’ve been thinking, and strategizing on this transition for at least a year. Big moves like this are worth taking the proportionate amount of time for the risks involved. And since there are two other humans in my household, there was greater weight to the decision.
It’s surprising how hard it is to prepare for such a big transition. From steady paycheck and benefits, to working for yourself (but not by yourself) and having to “earn” your own benefits. But, there is one factor I’ve left out and that’s the work itself. The work is rewarding beyond any other work I’ve been apart of before, and on the flip side, there is pressure to provide.
I get to be apart of something big. I get to work with folks trying to change their lives and wanting to be the best they can be. And being part of that ride as a financial coach is an awesome thing.
Is the work easy? No.
But, I’m learning so much each and every day financially, spiritually, mentally, physically. It’s been a whirlwind of a month and a lot of change for me and my family. There has been tons of sacrifice in one short month in our house. But, for me personally, I wouldn’t change it.
Change can be really hard. Taking risks isn’t always fun either, but looking back, I have no regrets (much like Tim Riggins in Friday Night Lights).